The premium music-related video service, which was co-founded by Quincy Jones and Réza Ackbaraly, will appear as a featured channel on the Samsung Smart TV platform for several weeks to start the partnership.
The three channels in question are Qwest Jazz & Beyond (jazz, soul/funk, world), Qwest Classical (opera, dance, classical concerts from all over the world), and Qwest Mix (hip hop, electronic, indie rock, and more).
The channels are accessible for free on Samsung TV Plus, to all their 20 million users, and are available in five languages in a total of seven European countries – Germany, Austria, Switzerland, UK, France, Italy and Spain.
Commenting on the development, Ackbaraly said: “This partnership with Samsung is meaningful to our mission.
“It increases the number of people who can tune into our channels and learn about our offerings. This growth will foster deeper engagement with and encourage enjoyment of classic gems and new, high-calibre music”.
Jones added: “Jazz conditioned me to be an open thinker and taught me how to improvise in nearly every area of my life.
“It has always been focused on freedom and pure imagination, through an absolutely beautiful and nonrigid, democratic perspective on music and the world. Qwest TV mirrors that, letting viewers discover all these gems for free”.